Top Drawer 2017 Top Picks!
I worked at Top Drawer, London a few weeks ago. It was my first experience of a trade fair and the first time I had spent any extended period of time in London since my degree, and to say I was nervous was an understatement. I think because I had so many negative experiences in London they all flooded back as soon as I booked my train tickets.
I am so happy to say that this time, my experience of the city was totally different in the best way possible. In spite of my first day being ruined by forces beyond my control (ugh), I stayed with a good friend at her lovely house in Camden, had a 30 minute commute to the Kensington Olympia in the morning, and saw friends in the evenings. I've decided to share some of the photographs I managed to take because there was such a cornucopia of colours and prints that are stunning!
Stunning prints and silk kimonos and scarves by Niki P London.
Geographical print dressing gowns by One Hundred Stars.
Amet et Ladoue stunning impressionist inspired silk scarves.
PADHome tray (as seen in Liberty). The only thing that makes pigeons look cool. Their range of interior decorations are heavily inspired by the likes of Fornasetti.
Catriona Faulkner's intricate artworks are shrines in themselves.
A hint of vintage coquettishness on this stall so I felt right at home! Would love a mannequin head like this.
Susi Bellamy, who I was helping at the exhibition, exhibited some fabric samples as well as her trademark velvet touch cushions.
We also got a stool specially upholstered in the COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2017! It got loads of attention so it was definitely a good move. I love the mirroring of this image.
The Portico Designs stand was just colour goals. It was actually torture being here, because I am such a stationary fiend. I could have spent so much money!
Jessica Russell Flint umbrella (you NEED to check out the prints on this website. Such goals.)
Hipstory is a fun concept: re-imagining historical and political icons in a light-hearted way. Perhaps it's 'dumbing down' or is it encouraging young people to relate more heavily to these figures?
Amazing SOPHIA Greece philosophy inspired home decor. Can't wait to deck out my own place in this stuff!
Quail's Egg - one of our neighbours, had the most gorgeous marbled paper accessories!
This stall reminded me of Zara Home. So pretty and classic - perhaps a more mainstream taste but still very elegant... and who wouldn't want a gold pineapple for decoration?
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